Acclaimed ’90s rock star Mauricio Aznar, formerly of Más Birras, is the focal point of Javier Macipe’s latest movie, The Blue Star, which premiered at the San Sebastian Movie Festival. Macipe, previously nominated for Spanish Academy Goya awards for his short movie, captures Aznar’s deep journey from Zaragoza to Northern Argentina, exploring a region where music is integral to life and community.
The movie was shot in both Spain and Argentina, facing numerous challenges including the pandemic and other setbacks during its production. The cast features Pepe Lorente and Argentine musician Cuti Carabajal, with international sales managed by movie Factory Ent. and Wanda Vision distributing in Spain.
In a recent conversation with Variety, Macipe expressed the profound impact Mauricio Aznar had on him, highlighting Aznar’s commitment to his art, even at the cost of fame. Macipe also delved into the warm and embracing nature of the Argentine landscape and people, emphasizing the transformative experiences both Aznar and the crew had during the filming.
In summary, The Blue Star is an ambitious cinematic exploration of music, soul-searching, and the legacy of rock star Mauricio Aznar, blending both Spanish and Argentinean cultures in a poetic narrative. Source